Do you have a racing heart or feel any type of panic? The reason I ask this is because I went through something a while back. It started with a numbing feeling in my hands and arms and my heart would race. I had ever test imaginable. It got so bad that I could not function. I felt like I was dying. I ended up closing off the world for over three months. In that time frame I lost 20 lbs and was a mess. My doctor put me on anxiety medication and immediately I started to feel better. Little steps....sometimes I would be in the grocery store and I was worried I would have an attack. I would get this hot flashing feeling, leave my grocery cart in the middle of the isle and leave. As the medication started to work, I got better by the day. I realized that everything I went though was anxiety related. I took the medication for a few months and slowly started to decrease the dose as it was highly addictive. I am now able to control it and know when its creeping up on me. I hope that you can find the answers to your questions soon.
It seems that you have been doing your research and are very knowledgeable about CFS. About 2 years ago I started experiencing the same symptoms that you have. Brain fog, terrible anxiety, difficulty Breathing, memory Problems, IBS, hot flashes, balance issues, back, leg, thigh and pelvic pain. Every test came back normal.
Then about a year ago I was having what I thought was a completely unrelated vein procedure. After the procedure, my doctor told me that he discovered that I had May-Thurner Syndrome (Left Iliac Vein Compression). I did a little research and found a vein clinic website that list symptoms of May-Thurner Syndrome:
After I had a stent placed for this condition almost overnight every problem disappeared. The brain fog was gone, anxiety and fatigue started to fade, and within a couple days every ache and pain in my body was gone. After some research I read another story of a lady that had the same thing happen. She discovered that she had May-Thurner Syndrome during another procedure and claimed to have been cured of Chronic Fatigue overnight. I've also met a lady that was just diagnosed with May-Thurner and another similar condition called Nutcracker Syndrome (Left Renal Vein Compression). She has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well. That's when I learned that Nutcracker Syndrome has been a known cause of CFS for over 10 years yet almost no doctors know this. Google:
Nutcracker Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
I would recommend getting checked for both of these vein compression conditions as they are the most likely cause of ME/CFS. A good doctor to go see might be a Vascular Surgeon or Interventional Radiologist to at least rule these conditions out. If you do have either or both, it's possible a simple stenting procedure might give you great relief from your problems.
Hello guys. I worked without day off all week. But yesterday I felt bad and lost consciousness. My colleage took me to the dallas urgent care clinic Doctors said that I have chronic fatigue syndrome. He said that I need rest and drunk some medicine.